Sam just said something that sounded exactly like “Gary Gygax.” I replied, “You want to play D&D?” and he said, “Uh-huh!” I assume he thinks it’s a game for the Nintendo.
I have, in fact, never played Dungeons & Dragons. It’s on my 30 While 30 list, which I have been neglecting. Last night Shelby offered to run a game for me and Will using the original 1978 book. AWESOME. You know what original rules means? NO ALIGNMENT. So I can continue to believe that alignment is just another made-up thing people are talking about to mess with me. (Except I just went to find the site that offered all the original books as downloads so I could link to it, and apparently Wizards of the Coast changed their minds about allowing it, so I’m not sure whether it’s happening after all. Cock. I mean, we can always play AD&D, but see above re: alignment.)
Also, does anyone think it is strange that Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson died within a year of each other? I mean, sad-strange. OR MAYBE SUSPICIOUS.